Startling Seat Belt Deaths In Ontario

24% of people killed in in Ontario weren't wearing a seatbelt: 10-year data trend analysis

A 10-year data trend analysis reveals 24 per cent of people killed on Ontario Provincial Police patrolled roads were not wearing a seat belt.

  • Of the 2,483 vehicle occupants who died in collisions between 2009 and 2018, 594 of them were not restrained in the vehicle
  • Lack of seat belt use has been a factor in 10 of the 47 deaths in road collisions so far in 2019
  • Drivers (versus passengers) account for 75% of the total number of seat belt-related deaths
  • Men between 25-64 years-old account for the highest number of seat belt-related deaths among all age groups

The OPP is conducting a provincial seat belt campaign over the Easter Long Weekend.